Canada Greenlights Controversial Mine Near Alaska Border

Written December 20th, 2014

December 19, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Rob Sanderson Jr., Co-Chair, United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group, 2nd Vice President, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, haida2009@gmail.com, 907-821-8885
Carrie James, Tribal Council Treasurer, Ketchikan Indian Community, Co-Chair, United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group, cjames@kictribe.org, 907-821-8167
Chris Zimmer, Alaska Campaign Director, Rivers Without Borders, zimmer@riverswithoutborders.org, 907-586-2166
Dale Kelley, Executive Director, Alaska Trollers Association, ata@gci.net, 907-586-9400
Brian Lynch, Executive Director, Petersburg Vessel Owners Association, pvoa@gci.net, 907-772-9323
CANADA GREENLIGHTS CONTROVERSIAL MINE NEAR ALASKA BORDER
 
DECISION DISREGARDS CONCERNS Read more…

Senator Murkowski’s Work Against Onerous E.P.A. Permit Succeeds

Written December 18th, 2014

Senator’s Work Against Onerous E.P.A. Permit Succeeds

Senator Lisa Murkowski today succeeded in brokering a bipartisan agreement to block a costly and redundant EPA regulation on Alaska’s commercial fishing fleet and commercial vessels under 79 feet that would have hurt fishermen and coastal communities.  Today’s unanimous U.S. Senate vote comes just weeks after Murkowski introduced a bill with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to extend the current moratorium and co-sponsored efforts establish a permanent exemption.  Since then, she has been engaged in continuous negotiations with Senators to reach a workable solution.

With the present commercial vessel exemption expiring at Midnight on December 18th, the compromise she reached with Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), John Thune (R-SD) Read more…

PVOA SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION

Written December 17th, 2014

With the upcoming resignation of Brian Lynch on December 31, the PVOA is now seeking applicants to fill the position of Executive Director. Duties include representing PVOA at various management forums, boards and committees, informing the board and membership of current issues, maintaining and building membership and administrative work.  Knowledge of the commercial fishing industry is preferred.  The position is considered part-time with significant travel expected and salary averages $35,000 per year based on experience.  Please contact pvoa@gci.net with any questions or to submit resume’.

SITKA SOUND HERRING FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Written November 25th, 2014

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
DIVISION OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES
NEWS RELEASE
Cora Campbell, Commissioner
Jeff Regnart, Director

Contact:
Sitka Area Office
Dave Gordon
304 Lake Street, Room 103
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: (907) 747-6688
Date: November 21, 2014
Fax: (907) 747-6693
Time: 4:15 p.m.
SITKA SOUND HERRING FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT
Sitka. . . The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today the preliminary guideline harvest level (GHL) for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is 8,712 tons based on a 19.7% harvest rate of a forecast mature biomass of 44,237 tons.
The department uses an age structured analysis (ASA) model which uses a long time series of abundance and age composition data from department surveys conducted during and following the spring Read more…

Resources For All Alaskans will Continue to Back Treadwell, State in Quest to Prevent Job Killing Initiative from Appearing on August 2016 Ballot

Written August 4th, 2014

Resources for All Alaskans (RFAA) is releasing the following statement regarding a Superior Court Judge’s decision to allow the proposed Set Netter Ban to potentially appear on the August 2016 Alaska Primary ballot.
“If passed, this initiative would immediately destroy the jobs and livelihoods of more than 500 Alaskan families,” said Jim Butler, President of RFAA. “The set netter ban would destroy jobs and have a massive, negative impact on the businesses, industries, and communities that they support throughout Southcentral Alaska.”
“The precedent set by this initiative alone will have permanent negative effects on Alaska industry and development. If we allow groups to allocate specific resources by initiative, who will be next? Mining? Oil and gas? It’s wrong and fundamentally Read more…

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